The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS) will meet on Friday, October 5, 2018, from 1 to 3 pm in the Relief Society Room of the LDS Church at 10675 NE 20thSt, Bellevue, WA 98004 with doors opening at 12:45 pm for networking. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.
Topic: Creating a Legacy from Family Papers and Genealogy
Many of us share a pressing concern: we possess family documents, artifacts, and oral histories, but have no idea what to do with them. This session examines formats, ideas, organizational tips, and inspiration to ensure the stories of our ancestors, and of our own life stories, are not lost.
Presenter: Claire Gebben is the author of the historical novel The Last of the Blacksmiths (Coffeetown Press, 2014) based on the true story of her German immigrant ancestors. Her family memoir about writing family history, How We Survive Here: Families Across Time is due for release in November of 2018. Her articles on black smithing, German Separatists, immigration and genealogy have appeared in German Life, Family Chronicle, and other publications. More info